Bioplastics to Cut Electronic Waste

At this time of year, people look forward to getting holiday presents including the latest gadgets. New tablets, smart phones or computers will top most people’s list of desired presents. You unwrap the package and look upon the new item with great delight. Have you ever wondered what happened to your discarded electronic items? The University of Northampton has a document online outlining e-waste from the Nigerian perspective which is where a good many used e-waste items end up. Bio-On is looking to make a dent in the e-waste by coming up with a biodegradable polymer that can be used as a substrate for electrical circuits. Here’s hoping that more organizations can find alternative materials for electronic devices, so they are less harmful on the environment and people.

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